“We live in America. We live in the United States where the primary language is English. There’s never been a K-pop artist that has crossed over and have been requested and had sold out stadiums across the United States – when their language is not English,” he said in the interview.
“This is one of those phenomena that don’t happen all that often. It’s an incredible thing to see and to be part of and watch. And I’m so honored to be able to work with these guys. They’re amazing guys.”
As for Aoki and BTS’ collaboration and how it all started, the 40-year-old DJ revealed that what they have is an “ongoing relationship.”
“We met a few years back and we talked about doing music, and I ended up remixing ‘Mic Drop’ and that record really crossed over here – featuring designers as well. So that was a really great first kind-of [collaboration] we did together,” he added.
Aoki then continued to talk about their next project that he also produced, “The Truth Untold,” which is included in BTS’ “Love Yourself: Tear” album.
The record producer explained how the second project was different compared to the first one in terms of the music style, noting that fans could hear the group’s voice as they sing the lyrics.
“This was the next lineup. This was the next home run for all of us,” Aoki continued. “We have a great relationship and it was fluid and everything was moving in the way that we both wanted – and our teams want it – so it [‘Waste It On Me’] was ready to go.”
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